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Union County EMS Association
Our Mission Statement
Randy Crum, Director of EMS, Greater Regional Medical Center
Vice-President Randy, Paramedic Specialist, has been involved in EMS since 1978. He is the Service Director of the Greater Community Hospital Ambulance. He is an EMS, ACLS, and BLS Instructor, and member of the state CISM team.
Greater Regional Medical Center - Creston, Iowa - About GRMC
Randy Crum - Ambulance Director
Crum hired as new Ambulance Manager
Crum hired as new Ambulance Manager
10/1/2010 Nearly 30 years after Randy Crum left Denison, he's returned for a new job. The twist is that job is in his old department. Crum recently took over as the Ambulance Manager at Crawford County Memorial Hospital. The position is one that had special appeal to Crum since he worked as an EMT in the department for five years during the late 1970's and early 1980's. "My wife and I really enjoyed our time in Denison," said Crum. "The prospect of not only moving back to this ar ea, but working in the brand new hospital was a win-win for both of us." After leaving CCMH in 1983, Crum worked in Sac County and for the City of Vermillion in South Dakota. During that time he furthered his education and became certified as a Paramedic Specialist. He also because more interested in management to further his skills in the field. In 1998, Crum accepted the Ambulance Manager position at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. The hospital is similar to CCMH in that it operates a hospital-based ambulance department. For the last 12 years, Crum not only administered the ambulance department, but he also provided service in the hospital's emergency room as well. "The trend in our profession is to have paramedics provide that continuum of care beyond the ambulance and into the emergency room as well," said Crum. "So I was definitely excited to learn that CCMH has already implemented a procedure to have paramedics assisting in the emergency room on a more regular basis. This is a very positive improvement for patient care." Crum, who is also a certified EMS and CPR instructor, has spent his first month on the job re-familiarizing himself with CCMH and learning more about his staff. One of his first goals on the job is to create more open relationships with all of the first responders throughout Crawford County. "This county is very fortunate to have a strong volunteer base of first responders," said Crum. "I want all of them to know that our ambulance department appreciates their service. I look forward to meeting them and learning about how CCMH can better assist with their needs." Crum, who has been married to his wife, Lori, for 32 years, has three grown children. While not at work, he enjoys golfing, fishing, biking, kickboxing and weightlifting. For questions about CCMH's ambulance department, or how it can assist your community, contact Crum by calling 263-5021 and having the hospital operator page him.
Meet the Board
Randy Crum, Vice President
Randy Crum, Vice President Randy, Paramedic Specialist, has been involved in EMS since 1978. He is the Service Director of the Greater Community Hospital Ambulance. He is an EMS, ACLS, and BLS Instructor, and member of the state CISM team.
Our Mission Statement
Union County EMS Association met May 20, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at Barbi Kirscher home in Lorimor Those present were Mick Landers, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, Barbi Kirscher, BJStanley, Randy Crum.
Arnie made motion to approve financial report, seconded by Randy, all in favor, motion passed. Randy motioned, Arnie seconded to purchase those supplies, all in favor, motion passed. BJ motioned, seconded by Randy to adjourn at 8:15 p.m., all in favor, motion passed. Those present were Mick Landers, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, Wes Skarda, Barbi Kirscher, BJ Stanley, Randy Crum & Jo Duckworth, Emergency management Coordinator, absent, Cheryl Blazek. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved, motioned by Monte and seconded Randy, all in favor. Randy made a motion to purchase 22 pagers with the EMS preparedness grant and HRSA monies, totaling $9,130, Wes seconded, Barbi, Wes, Randy, Monte yes, Arnie nay, motion passed. Randy made a motion to purchase 22 pagers with the EMS preparedness grant and HRSA monies, totaling $9,130, Wes seconded, Barbi, Wes, Randy, Monte yes, Arnie nay, motion passed. Wes motioned that GRMC should receive 9 of the 22 pagers, Randy seconded, all in favor, motion passed. BJ motioned to apply for grant, seconded by Randy, all in favor, motion passed. Randy said that he will continue to work on EMS public education committee, would like to have volunteers from other departments. Randy motioned to reimburse Barbi for the food, seconded by BJ, all in favor, motion passed BJ motioned, seconded by Barbi to adjourn at 8:03 p.m., all in favor, motion passed. Those present were Mick Landers, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, Wes Skarda, Jo Duckworth, Cheryl Blazek, Barbi Kirscher & Randy Crum, absent, BJ Stanley Mick called the meeting to order at 6:34 p.m. Motion by Arnie for $6000 to go to GRMC for radios if GRMC would match funds, if not money will go for pagers, seconded by Cheryl, Arnie yes, Randy abstained, nay Monte, Wes, Barbi, Cheryl, motion failed. Randy motioned to buy two 24" and remainder 18", seconded by Wes, all in favor, motion passed. Those present were Mick Landers, BJ Stanley, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, Wes Skarda, & Jo Duckworth, absent, Barbi Kirscher & Randy Crum. Those present were Mick Landers, Jim Schaffer, BJ Stanley, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, Barbi Kirscher, & Wes Skarda, absent, Jo Duckworth, Cheryl Blazek & Randy Crum. New Business: Election of officers was held, for Vice President, Arnie nominated Randy for a twoyear term, seconded by BJ. Motion was made to elect Randy as Vice President by Arnie, seconded by Jim, all in favor, motion passed. Those present were Mick Landers, Jim Schaffer, BJ Stanley, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, & Randy Crum, absent, Jo Duckworth &Cheryl Blazek. Randy motioned if Lorimor is revoked, money should be divided among the remaining departments, but if recertified they would get money out of HRSA grant, seconded by Jim, all in favor, motion passed. Randy will talk to Ellen McCardle Woods about Lorimor's status with state. Creating a committee to coordinate public relation activities, Randy volunteered to head up the committee if he has volunteers from the other departments. Motioned by BJ, seconded by Randy, all in favor. Those present were Mick Landers, Jim Schaffer, Arnie Qualseth, Monte Parrott, & Jo Duckworth, absent Cheryl Blazek, & BJ Stanley and Randy Crum. Mick will talk to Randy, tabled until next meeting. Discussion was held regarding the gloves and BJ will be talking to Randy at GRMC regarding rotating the gloves through hospital stock. Randy will be talking to Jo regarding the schedule conflicts. Those present were Mick, Jim Schaffer, Randy Crum, Monte Parrott, Arnie Qualseth, BJ Stanley, Cheryl Blazek, and Jan Beach-Sickels, Coordinator. Present were Arnie Qualseth, Cheryl Blazek, Jim Schaffer, Mick Landers, Monte Parrott, BJ Stanley, Randy Crum, and Jan Beach-Sickels. Those present were Mick Landers, Jim Schaffer, Cheryl Blazek, Randy Crum, Monte Parrott, Jo Duckworth, and Jan Beach-Sickels, Coordinator. Randy provided an update on the MCI supplies and the storage of the supplies. There has been no further communication from Public Health regarding when we are moving the supplies out of the trailer. Randy stated that he had explained to Public Health that the grant that was used to acquire the trailer had the stipulation that it would house disaster supplies. He will check again and find out where Public Health stands on this issue. He is also going to discuss the issue of whose trailer it actually is and what insurance coverage might be on the supplies since we have about $8000 in supplies in the trailer. Present were Monte Parrott, Landers, Randy Crum, Jim Schaffer, and Jan Beach-Sickels. Randy will look into this and let us know at the next meeting what the situation is. Randy Crum arrived at 1845. The previous minutes were approved as written. Those attending: Mick Landers, Gary Hansen, Randy Crum, BJ Stanley, Cheryl Blazek, Jim Schaffer, and Jan Beach-Sickels. Randy Crum was elected Vice President and BJ Stanley was elected Secretary/ Treasurer. There was no education or financial report. The Minimum System Standards grant was discussed and the Board voted that Union County should apply. Randy Crum is committee chairman and will work with Jan to organize the grant application process. Present were Landers, Randy Crum, Jim Schaffer, BJ Stanley, and Jan Beach-Sickels. A motion was presented by Cheryl Blazek and seconded by Randy Crum that the training funds would be divided equally among the four service programs in Union County to follow the grant guidelines, with any amount that is left at the end of the FY to be dispersed by the Board after needs are presented and reviewed. Those present were Landers, Cheryl Blazek, Gary Hansen, Bobbi Jo Stanley, Sarah Johnson, Jim Schaffer, Carole Borland, Randy Crum, and Jan Beach-Sickels. In attendance were Clear, Randy Crum, Brett Weis, Gary Hansen, Cheryl Blazek, and Jan Beach-Sickels. A PEPP class was discussed, Afton would like a laptop computer, and Randy suggested pediatric training equipment. Others attending the meeting were Randy Crum, Cheryl Blazek, John Coulter, Betty Wallace, Mick Landers, Barbi Holtry, and Jan Beach-Sickels, Coordinator. Gary H. and Randy both indicated that funds left from their training money could be used for that purpose, and that John's tuition should be paid in full. Randy also mentioned that he had a staff member who may be interested in an instructor class. He will look into the possibility of him also enrollilng. Randy explained reasons for wanting to add these to their truck, and stated that they intend to purchase the equipment and do the training involved to use it safely. Those attending were Gary Clear, President, Mick Landers, Vice President; Cheryl Blazek, Secretary-Treasurer; Board Members Gary Hansen, Randy Crum, and Barbi Holtry; Roger Nurnberg, Emergency Management; John Coulter, Randy Flaherty, Jared Otten, Carole Borland, and Jan Beacy-Sickels, Coordinator. There is an EMT-B class starting Jan. 16 at GRMC in the classroom - Randy Crum will be teaching the class. Jan is to review with Randy Crum at the hospital and also discuss the rotation of supplies which will outdate, and storage of certain supplies.